Isabel Healthcare Adds Hospitals in Wisconsin & Minnesota

Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:15am EDT

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2 Health Systems Implement Diagnosis Decision Support & Knowledge Mobilization

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Isabel Healthcare, a leading
provider of diagnosis decision support software, today announced two new
subscribers to its system: Luther Midelfort-Mayo Health System, Eau Claire, WI
and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul,
    With the addition of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Isabel
is now used for diagnosis decision support at four (or 10 percent) of the 43
hospitals which form the Child Health Corporation of America, a purchasing and
performance improvement network of leading, independent children's hospitals.
    The Isabel system, now available in a variety of configurations to serve
physicians in both adult and children's medicine, was first marketed to
children's hospitals in 2001.
    Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the seventh-largest
children's health care organization in the U.S., with 332 beds at its two
hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The system was named one of
"America's Best Children's Hospitals" in 2008 by U.S.News & World Report. To
view the list, see
    Based in Eau Claire, Luther Midelfort operates as part of the Mayo Health
System and offers a wide range of medical services in several locations in
western Wisconsin.
    The Isabel system is now in use and improving diagnosis decision making,
patient safety and quality of care at a number of major medical centers,
including Loma Linda Medical Center, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital,
University of Virginia Health System, Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington
University School of Medicine and Carle Foundation Hospital.
    The Isabel system enables a physician to enter a patient's signs,
symptoms, results of tests and investigations and instantly receive a
checklist of likely diagnoses to consider.  Data can also be sent to the
web-based Isabel from an organization's EMR system enabling single-click
diagnosis decision support.
    In Isabel, physicians can click on a diagnosis to access diagnosis
specific knowledge from medical textbooks, journals, client's protocols,
pathways, order sets and web-resources. The knowledge base contains all age
groups, has 11,000 diagnoses including bio-terrorism and other emergency
preparedness situations. It also contains 4,200 causative drugs.  Isabel is
available as a web-based stand-alone subscription or can be purchased
interfaced with several EMR partner systems.
    Based in Falls Church, VA, Isabel Healthcare was founded in 2000 by Jason
Maude and Dr. Joseph Britto, a pediatrician. The company is named after
Maude's young daughter, who almost died in 1999 after a potentially fatal
illness was not recognized by a physician. For company background, see
     James Harris, Westside Public Relations
     Tel: 310.398.5565

     Dr. Joseph Britto, CEO, Isabel Healthcare
     Tel: 703-787-0380

SOURCE  Isabel Healthcare

Dr. Joseph Britto, CEO of Isabel Healthcare, +1-703-787-0380,; or James Harris, +1-310-398-5565,, of Westside Public Relations, for Isabel Healthcare
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